NORMAN, Okla. — After a fierce competition this fall camp, OU has named Trevor Knight its starting quarterback for the Aug. 31 opener against Louisiana-Monroe.
"Both Trevor and Blake [Bell] have competed hard and both will be ready to play against Louisiana-Monroe," said OU head coach Bob Stoops. "Like every other position on our team, I expect them both to continue competing for the starting job."
Knight, who many felt was at a disadvantage to the more experienced Bell, won the battle with gritty performances day in and day out.
He served as the flashier of the two candidates, going for broke, so to speak, while Bell played it more conservatively, and it paid off for him.
The 6-foot-1, 202-pound signal caller and San Antonio, Texas, native gets the nod after arriving from Reagan HS and serving a year on scout team.
There he impressed, and so it’s really no surprise Knight forced a true competition and eventually won out.
However, it is surprising the veteran Bell couldn’t seize the spot many had already handed to him.
And while the race is over for now, Kendal Thompson could throw a kink in it all once he returns from a stress fracture in his foot.
His return should take place in the next couple weeks or so.
Until then, it’s Knight’s offense to run and prepare for as they open up play just nine days from now.